Feb 14

Valentine’s Day: What’s in a name?

What’s Valentine’s day without chocolate, especially Swiss chocolate? Don’t just give sweets though. Demonstrate your depth of intellect and a willingness to rise to the occasion.

If you choose to slip a Toberlone to that special someone during Valentine’s day then understand that it’s not just the length of your sweet stuff that matters. Be sure to “wow” them with your knowledge of the popular chocolate’s history.

First, call their attention to the bear jumping out of the Matterhorn logo. Then explain that it’s the heraldic animal that represents the city and canton of Bern, Switzerland. Next, talk about the name Toblerone itself. It’s a play on words that combines the original chocolate founder’s name, Jean Tobler, with the Italian word, torrone, which means honey-almond nougat. In short, Tobler+Torrone=Toberlone.

“Slide over here sweetie. Let me sample your torrone!”

You can build your own “wow factor” chocolate box with more trivia by clicking here.

Don’t talk too much though, you’ve got a long night ahead of you.

Happy Saint-Valentin!

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